Looking Forward to Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017

Strap on your Lederhosen, grab your steins and get ready for an Oom-pah-ing good time at Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017. Taking over Pier Head this giant German festival has become a favourite among Liverpool residents and visitors alike and will be hosted this weekend from 21st – 24th September.

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from Liverpool Oktoberfest 2017.

Cheap German Beer

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Fans of a perfectly brewed golden ale will understand the joy of picking up a chilled glass of German beer. Especially when it comes in huge stein glasses that can hold two pints of the stuff.

This year your pennies will stretch further too as organisers are selling these giant bevvies for just £8.

Unlikely to run short Oktoberfest will be supplied by a tanker holding 23,000 litres of specially brewed beer brought in from a 200-year-old Bavarian brewery.

Steins for everyone.

Awesome Attire

Traditional Bavarian attire will be worn by all staff at Liverpool Oktoberfest, ladies in their dirndl and guys getting their pins out in Lederhosen.

These delightful garments have been around for centuries inspired by the traditional garb of peasants who lived and still live in the Alps.

Dirndl

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In the1870’s the dirndl became the height of fashion among ladies of the upper classes in Austria and by 1890 the popularity of the garment had spread to the rest of the country.

A properly tailored dirndl can set you back a couple of hundred euros, made from custom printed fabrics and made to measure.

The dirndls of today are still worn on formal or special occasions by Austrian and Bavarian ladies. The less traditional outfits, whilst styled similar to the dirndl are reserved for festivals or costumes in themed bars and restaurants around the world.

Lederhosen

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Translated literally as “leather breeches” Lederhosen are derived from the working-class uniform of Bavaria.

The tough wearing material of Lederhosen was perfect for men who daily undertook physical labour in their job roles.

Instead of catapulting to the height of fashion at the end of the 17th-century Lederhosen popularity declined as it was regarded as clothing for “uncultured peasants” rather than fashionable attire for the upper classes.

The classic Lederhosen and techniques for tailoring them are now preserved as a heritage Bavarian garment and are regarded as a symbol of Bavarian pride or male virility. Many regional men still chose to wear Lederhosen to carry out taxing outdoor chores or to attend local festivals or pubs.

At Oktoberfest, both dirndl and Lederhosen will be making an appearance in traditional and more modern forms. Get into the spirit and check out the latest modern Bavarian fashion here for inspiration.

Deliciously Traditional Delicacies

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All this beer will need soaking up with some tasty food and luckily Oktoberfest will be bringing more than mass quantities of German alcohol down to Pier Head.

Immerse yourself in the Bavarian culture completely by dining on dishes such as Bratwurst, Brezel, Schnitzel and Schweinebarten. All perfect dishes to accompany a pint or tow of Bavarian beer made mainly of pork and pastry.

Better still there are fabulous offers for both beer and food available including Bavarian sausage, fries and a ½ pint of Feistber, just to get you started.

Full on Festival Atmosphere

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Through the weekend there will be a live DJ playing some traditional and popular German tunes and of course what Oktoberfest would be complete without an Oom-pah band.

Prepare yourself by brushing up on your German music knowledge with a few favourite tracks;

  • Anton aus Tyrol
  • Cowboy und Indianer (Kom hol das Lasso raus)
  • Fliegerlied
  • Ein Prosit der Gemuetlichkeit
  • Zikke Zakke, Zikke Zakke hey hey hey

You and your friends are guaranteed an experience of German heritage and culture as well as a full stomach and a taste for finely brewed German beer at this year’s Liverpool Oktoberfest.

Don’t forget to grab yourself a souvenir stein glass and head on down to Pier Head this weekend.

The Perfect Oktoberfest AccommodationShankly Hotel Group accommodation

Moments away from Oktoberfest fun The Shankly Hotel is the ideal place to rest your tired feet after a day dancing to Oom-pah tunes.

The Shankly Hotel’s group accommodation can sleep up to four guests in pure luxury with huge comfy beds, double whirlpool baths and stylish décor.

What’s more, the Bastion Bar and Restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere for winding down after Oktoberfest fun and will serve you a hearty breakfast the following day to help you recover.

The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel in the heart of the city. Themed around Liverpool’s favourite football player/manager, Bill Shankly, guests can enjoy a one of a kind hotel experience including a trip into the career and life of the great man himself.

For more information about the Shankly Hotel or to book your stay for Oktoberfest Liverpool call 0151 601 8801 or email infor@signatureliving.co.uk.

Autumn Delights: Indulge in the Best Hot Chocolate in Liverpool at The Bastion

Now that the days are getting longer and the nights are getting colder, it’s finally hot chocolate season.

Indulgent, thick and decadent, there is no better drink to warm up in the winter time. The Bastion Bar & Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel is bringing you the best of the best in hot chocolate creations to make sure you’re never left out in the cold.

Luxurious Hot Chocolate Creations

Our food developers worked tirelessly to imagine, test and create these luxurious takes on a classic drink.

Catering to every taste and every dream, choose from seven carefully crafted hot chocolate creations. Each one is made with real chocolate and folded with full fat, steamed milk with a topping of fresh, whipped cream. The mouth-watering drinks are exclusive to The Shankly Hotel so make your choice, sit back and relax with the best hot chocolate in Liverpool.

Make Your Choice

For the chocolate purists, who like their indulgence straight up with no frills (okay, maybe a few frills), Death By Chocolate is the go to. Only for the most dedicated chocoholics, the ultimate chocolate treat blends no less than three different types of chocolate and is topped off with even more chocolate, sprinkled with shavings.

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If you’re more of a creamy, caramel chocolate drinker, try our Mars Bar Hot Chocolate – made with real Mars Bar chunks! You’ll even be treated to a miniature Mars Bar as the final topping of this exclusive hot chocolate.

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The Salted Caramel option is the one for those who like things sweet and sour. The rich taste of caramel syrup combines beautifully with a pinch of rock salt to make a taste explosion in your mouth. Add caramel sauce in a delicate drizzle on top and you’re onto a sure winner.

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It’s nice to be nutty! That’s what our creators had in mind when they developed the Peanut Butter Brownie hot chocolate. Blending smooth, creamy peanut butter and chocolate syrup, it’s like heaven in a mug. It’s a match made in heaven and you need to try this once in your lifetime.

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The crème de le crème of our hot chocolate menu is the Heavenly White Chocolate. Premium white chocolate is mixed with our full fat steamed milk to create a luxury, creamy finish that gets everyone’s pulse racing. Served with mini shortbread and topped with raspberries, it’s the cream of the crop.

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Putting the ‘hot’ into hot chocolate is the Dark Chocolate Chilli hot chocolate. It’s the taste that keeps on giving and a surprisingly complimentary combination – dark chocolate and fresh chillies. In a taste blend that has been used for centuries, it’s the extra kick for those looking for adventure in their hot chocolate.

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There’s even a hot chocolate made for the grown-ups, Dark Chocolate Cherry Bourbon hot chocolate adds in a splash of bourbon for a boozy treat. There’s no better way to warm up on a cold day or night than with a hint of spirit. Combine this with rich, dark chocolate and black cherries and it’s the perfect drink for every occasion.

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Come and Try the Best Hot Chocolate in Liverpool

Come and join us at The Bastion to try out our range of indulgent and decadent hot chocolates. There is something for everyone in this crafted and varied choice of the best hot chocolate in Liverpool.

Call us now on 0151 541 9999 or drop into The Shankly Hotel on Victoria Street for an unforgettable hot chocolate experience in Liverpool.

Explore the life of Bill Shankly as you sup on your distractingly good hot chocolate, The Bastion serves as a museum to the life and times of Liverpool FC legend Bill Shankly. Discover unseen memorabilia and medals from the man that saved Liverpool football.

Explore Liverpool with The Shankly Hotel’s Amazing Autumn Escape Offer

The nights are longer, the weather is colder and summer is officially over.

The Shankly Hotel is here to help ease those blues with an exciting and limited time Autumn Escape offer.

Take advantage of all Liverpool has to offer in the cooler months and take a trip to our beautiful city this autumn.

Autumn Escape Offer

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Throughout autumn, The Shankly Hotel is offering an overnight stay in a luxury room for just £99 per couple.

The Shankly Hotel’s beautiful luxury rooms also feature a double jacuzzi bath – perfect for soaking after exploring Liverpool in all the elements autumn has to throw at you.

You’ll not only get to stay in one of the Liverpool hotel’s stunning and breath-taking rooms, you’ll also be treated to a delicious, mouth-watering Full English Breakfast in the morning at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Lovingly created by our expert, in house chefs, the Full English features all the classic components. It’s the perfect meal to warm the cockles on a cool autumn morning.

The Best of Liverpool in Autumn

Stunning Parks

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While Liverpool is amazing in every season, Autumn decorates the city with lovely colours and warm hearts.

Liverpool is one of the greenest cities in the UK, you’re spoilt for choice for incredible parks and green-land to spend hours walking and exploring. Head to Sefton Park for acres upon acres of lovingly cared for and stunning gardens and parkland.

If you’re a keen fan of the reds or the blues, then venture a little further outside the city to Stanley Park. The urban park is famous for separating the rival Merseyside football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, a leisurely stroll around the carefully cut paths will lead you from one stadium to the other.

Adventurous Indoor Activities

It’s a sad fact that in the UK, autumn often brings rainy weather and not so warm temperatures.

Thankfully, Liverpool compensates for the lack of tropical weather with plenty of indoor activities that get the adrenaline pumping.

Breakout Liverpool invites groups to try and escape a locked room by finding clues and solving puzzles. It’s a great way to bring everyone together, whether that be families, friends or co-workers.

Or head to Brunswick Dock, where an indoor trampoline park has taken over a former storage warehouse. Bounce to your heart’s content with nearly 50 trampolines to leap between as well as a dodgeball court, basketball lanes and a jump bag.

Exciting Events

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Liverpool is never short of things to do and exciting events, and this autumn is no different. The fun never stops and the twilight months of the year feature some of the best events of the year.

The highly anticipated White Collar Boxing at The Cunard Building is an unmissable event hosted by Signature Fit club.

The event will pit co-worker against co-worker, all in aid of The Whitechapel Centre. Read all about Signature Fight Club and a full rundown of the night’s events.

There’s no excuse to throw in the towel for the year, the end of the summer doesn’t mean the end of the fun. Call us on 0151 601 8801 to make the most of The Shankly Hotel’s amazing Autumn Escape offer.

Enjoy 50% Off Food at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant in The Shankly Hotel

The Bastion Hotel is one of the finest eateries in Liverpool, welcoming hundreds of people through their doors for the best food and most delicious drinks in Liverpool.

To thank the people of Liverpool for choosing The Bastion time and time again as their first choice for a lovely lunch or delectable dinner, we’re offering 50% off your bill when you join us in September.

The Offer of a Lifetime

If you choose The Bastion Bar & Restaurant as your diner of choice on any Tuesday this September, we’ll give you 50% off your entire bill.

The offer is valid on all meals between 6 pm and 9 pm, all you have to do is make sure you make a reservation. There will be so many people wanting to take advantage of this fantastic offer, make sure you book in early to ensure you don’t miss out!

There’s no excuse not to head down to The Shankly Hotel to sample some of our finest food and drink in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Food to Make Your Mouth Water

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Our expert chefs have cooked up some seriously tasty dishes especially for you, the people of Liverpool. Choose from a range of signature dishes and seasonal favourites.

Indulge in some of the best meat in town with specially selected steak, as well as traditional British favourites that you’ve come to expect from the best dining experience in Liverpool.

Drinks for Every Occasion

As well as kitchen offerings that are the envy of every restaurant in town, The Bastion boasts an expert bar, chocked full of the best spirits and hand selected beers.

Our talented mixologists are also on hand to whip up tasty and personalised cocktails that are ideal for celebrating whatever occasion you choose to join us for!

Ask our bartenders or their recommendation of the day or browse the extensive list of cocktails and beers for your perfect tipple to match your taste.

A Dining Experience

Not only will you dine o the finest food, with the perfect drink in hand, you’ll also get a unique dining experience as you eat your meal surrounded by the life of Bill Shankly.

Gaze upon the legend’s life and achievements in a restaurant that serves as a museum to the great man himself, Bill Shankly.

In partnership with the Shankly family, The Shanky Hotel is the leading football hotel, with personal items, medals and letters generously donated from the people who knew Bill best.

To make sure you don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime offer, every Tuesday from 6 pm until 9 pm, book your table now by calling 0151 601 8801.

Man City vs Liverpool: Watch & Stay at The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel offers Liverpool FC fans the ultimate stay in the city. Filled with the stories that shaped the life of Bill Shankly, the truly unique hotel also offers guests in-depth insight into the life of the footballing legend.

The upcoming Premier League game on Saturday 9th September 2017 is an unmissable one. If you won’t heading to Manchestser, don’t worry! The game will be awaiting you at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

A hidden gem within the hotel, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is a go-to spot to catch Liverpool matches in action. See the highly anticipated game unfold in fantastically atmospheric surroundings.

At the Bastion, you’ll find yourself surrounded by fans just as passionate as you are. You’ll also have the chance to spend some time discovering memorabilia including Bill Shankly’s personal typewriter and original LFC contract.

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Serving up a variety of hearty dishes, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you sit back, relax and let the game begin.

The Bastion menu includes everything from grilled Sirloin Steak to Corn Fed Chicken Breast and an array of delicious sides. Wash it all down with a good old fashioned pint or one of our tasty cocktails.

Perfect for groups of family and friends, the Bastion offers an unrivalled atmosphere with a special buzz on match days.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, The Shankly Hotel offers guests the chance to stay only moments from Liverpool’s famous nightlife scene.

A favourite for group accommodation in Liverpool, stay in luxury room or suite for a sociable, stylish stay in the city.

Why not enjoy the match and treat yourself to a stay overnight at The Shankly? Fitted with stylish decor and bedding, sink into a comfortably plush bed at the end of the night.

Rooms also include a relaxing whirlpool bath, perfect for washing off the night before! You’ll leave us feeling restored and rejuvenated.

Serving a scrumptious breakfast the following morning, head down to the Bastion to fuel the day ahead.

With Liverpool landmarks and the city’s vibrant shopping district just around the corner, you’ll find plenty to do and see right on your doorstep.

The Shankly Tours

However, you may fancy embarking on one of our fascinating Shankly Tours, offering bespoke, guided tours of Liverpool.

Shankly Tours offer a brilliant way to see the best of Liverpool in a whole new light, whether you’re a local Scouser or paying a visit to the city.

The Liverpool Was Made for Me tour is a favourite amongst our guests. The captivating tour covers the city’s famous landmarks in Liverpool’s footballing history and includes the brand new Liverpool FC Stadium and Museum Tour.

And if you’re in search of a little variety, look no further than the Fab Four and Shanks Tour, transporting you back through the iconic era that saw The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club rise to success.

So, make this weekend a memorable one and treat yourself or someone special to the ultimate footballing weekend.

Whether you join us at The Bastion for the atmospheric match or you embark on a Shankly Tour, we hope to see you soon!

 

Bill Shankly as Remembered by the People of Liverpool

Bill Shankly was a true hero of Merseyside. Not only for his raging success in turning Liverpool football Club into the undeniable force it is today, but for his demeanour and connection with the people of the city he came to call home.

If he wasn’t driving down the street with Nessie’s knickers stuck to his car roof, he was touching the lives of many, many people in Liverpool

To help celebrate The Shankly Hotel’s second birthday, we invited our Facebook followers to share some of their stories of the great man himself, offering an endearing insight into how Liverpool’s greatest football manager was a down to earth and well-loved man.

“Sometimes you have to lose to know how to win”

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“When I was 11 my Dad used to run the local Boxing club when I had my first fight I was so excited partly because it was my first fight but mainly because Bill Shankly was giving the trophies out.

Well, I got beat and instead of picking up my runners up trophy I ran out of the ring and into the changing room. I was really upset because in my eyes I had let my Dad down and I had done it in front of the great man. My Dad was trying to console me saying it would be ok.i wasn’t having any of it. Then in came Shanks which reduced me to a blubbering jelly.

You forgot this and gave me the runners up trophy. He put his hand on my shoulder and said: ‘Don’t worry son sometimes you have to lose to know how to win.’

With that he went out to watch the next bout. There was me with a smile as wide as the Mersey I’ve never ever forgot that day and told the story many times over the years. The word legend is used too often these days but in my eyes, there couldn’t be a more appropriate word to describe Shanks”

Barry Robinson

The Letter to a Fellow Footballer

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“This is the letter Bill Shankly sent to Jeff Twentyman the father of my friend Will Twentyman congratulating him on his move to Liverpool and his step up from the third division to the first which is now the premier league and top tier of English football.

This letter which also features in his book the secret diary of a Liverpool scout all about the scouting work Jeff did as he continued to be a great servant to the club for many years after he finished playing for them.

The reason the story is also amusing is because the reason behind the move was a floodlight fire causing part of the ground at the club he was at before was the reason he was sold as the most valuable player at the club at that time to raise funds!”

Joanne Noone

Mobbed at a Charity Football Match

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“In the early 1970’s, when I was about ten, the local football team Poulton Victoria had a football pitch at the back of our house in Wallasey and they hosted a charity match with some big celebrities such as Rod Stewart and Jimmy Hill and it was even filmed by the BBC!

Towards the end of the game Bill Shankly turned up and was absolutely mobbed by fans, I was so overwhelmed I touched his coat and he looked down at me and smiled.

I can still feel that coat, it was a brown raincoat and the memory is as fresh as yesterday over 40 years later.”

Pamela Quinn

Bill Shankly’s Toilet

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“We used to play football on Barnfield Playing fields now known as the Shankly playing fields when I was about 10. We had our jackets as posts and he lived opposite and used to come across and ref.

One day I needed the loo and was about to leave early but instead, he took me home to his to use his toilet so I didn’t miss the footy. Couldn’t believe I was sat on his loo. He also told me that if I wanted to play for Liverpool I should play for a team instead of watching them.

I did just that on his say so. Never played for Liverpool but love playing and love Mr Shankly as we used to call him. An absolute legend who always looked out for us kids.”

Keith Duckworth

Always the Life of the Party

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“It was either the 1971 or 1973 FA Cup Final when I would have been 10 or 12 years old. We were having a street party for the cup final in Handel Street (which was off Lodge Lane but sadly no longer there).

The road was partially blocked off due to the party and a car came down the street, stopped and out got Bill Shankly. He was made up we were having a street party for Liverpool. He stayed for a while and chatted to all the adults and children. I said “Hello Mr Shankly” and he shook my hand.

I couldn’t believe how friendly and down to earth he was and the memory will last forever.”

Jackie Curry

The Man Who Could Walk on Water

“When my husband and I were walking down Muirhead Avenue one afternoon Bill was waiting in his car for his wife Nessie to come out of the hairdressers.

My hubby asked him if it was true that he could walk on water. Bill looked him straight in the eye and said ‘Aye laddie aye.’”

Jeff Campbell

One thing is for sure, the people of Liverpool loved Bill Shankly and Bill Shankly loved Liverpool. Although he was raised in Scotland, the people and the city of Liverpool will always have space in their heart for the man that changed football forever.

The Rise of Kop and Pop Culture in 1965 Liverpool

In Liverpool, music and football go hand in hand thanks to the rise in both Merseybeat and the quality of Merseyside football in the 1950’s. After Bill Shankly accepted the manager’s role at Liverpool football club there was a dramatic turnaround in performance and of course, Beatlemania began to traverse the globe as the boys made headlines with their unique sound.

The Shankly Museum holds vast archives of rare Shankly memorabilia but none showcase the link between Liverpool music and football so much as the telegram that will be unveiled to mark the two-year anniversary of The Sahnkllky Hotel opening. Shanks received the telegram from the FabFour on the day of the 1965 FA Cup Final when Liverpool played Leeds and won.

This remarkable piece of footballing and music memorabilia marks an upturn in the pop and Kop culture of Liverpool. These two fascinating phenomena took audiences across the world by storm creating a combined passion for Liverpool football and Merseybeat music.

Kop Culture

“I’m just one of the people who stands on the Kop. They think the same as I do, and I think the same as they do. It’s a kind of marriage of people who like each other.”

Shankly was loved by Liverpool, not just for what he did to transform the city’s beloved team but also for his quick wit and sharp humour. Scousers are known for being direct, straight talking people with hearts of gold and that’s just what Shankly was like.

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Above all Shankly was a down to earth man who knew the magnitude of the task he had ahead of him when he walked through the main entrance at Anfield in December 1959.

It wasn’t long before his work was rewarded as Liverpool football club climbed the ranks sweeping into division one by April 1962.

The turn around delighted fans who could be heard singing their hearts out from the Kop urging their players onward and upwards.

Fathers would drop their boys into the “boy’s pen” and go stand with their mates bellowing out tune after tune from the charts, which at the time was filled with tracks from local Merseybeat bands.

“The fans here are the greatest in the land. They know the game and they know what they want to see. The People on the Kop make you feel great – yet humble.”

Pop Culture

The rise in the quality of Liverpool football, thanks to Shanks’, mirrored another sweeping craze of the sixties; Beatlemania.

Four boys from the city were taking the music world by storm producing track after track, each hitting the UK top ten and holding their positions for weeks on end.

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Of course, the people of Liverpool were jubilant at this point as two of their homegrown talents were sweeping the world and coming up trumps.

Liverpool Football club even played the top ten at Anfield matches through the PA system before the game as almost every song belonged to a Merseybeat band. This also became known as the earliest instance of pre-match entertainment.

Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black and The Beatles had arrived on the music scene as had Liverpool football club in the international world of football.

The synchronicity of the two occurrences stirred something inside the people of Liverpool creating the amazing mix of music loving football fans we have today.

The Beatles and Shankly

The Beatles are known for having no particular ties to either of the Merseyside football clubs and quite famously when Brian Epstein asked for tickets for the 1965 FA Cup final for the boys Shanks replied;

“I have never seen any of The Beatles standing on the Kop, any tickets I have spare will be going to my mates on the Kop.”

Never the less The Beatles sent support to their home team on the day of the 1965 FA Cup final against Leeds, the clubs greatest moment to date and a testament to Shankly, the man who put them there.

The FabFour sent a telegram wishing the team and Shanks the best of luck and letting them know they’d be watching on TV.

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Liverpool went on to play a gruelling match against Leeds, who also gave it their all, and the FA Cup final of 1965 went into extra time with no goals scored.

The first goal of extra time was scored in a matter of minutes putting Liverpool up by one, then Leed’s equalised seven minutes later making it neck and neck. The final goal was scored in the 117th minute by Liverpool winning the game and giving Liverpool their first-ever FA Cup triumph.

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Could the Beatles telegram have given them the extra push to perform or was it just the brilliance of Shankly and the player’s reluctance to disappoint him and their fans?

All we know is that The Beatles telegram to Shanks now serves as a reminder of one of Liverpool’s finest footballing moments and Shankly’s “greatest day”.

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Come along and learn more about the man and legend Bill Shankly, take a guided tour of the museum and be recounted with heartwarming stories about the great man from those who knew him best, his family.

Take a Shankly Experience tour around Liverpool, discovering important sites of local history and heritage as well as seeing the hallowed grounds of Anfield or Goodison.

You can even stay the night with amazing accommodation offers that can include, overnight stays, breakfast or evening meals in luxury Shankly themed hotel rooms.

After two wonderful years have passed since we opened our doors to the public The Shankly Hotel has helped make some amazing memories for our guests, our staff and the city of Liverpool. We look forward to what the future holds at The Shankly Hotel.

Call on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk and book your stay at The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool’s only football-themed city centre hotel.

Celebrate Your A Level Results in Style with a Stay at The Shankly Hotel

The exams have been marked, the marks have been counted and that important brown envelope is on its way to your college.

Yes, it’s that time of year again when thousands of nervous college and sixth form students anxiously await the results of two years of hard work at their A Level qualifications.

Liverpool boasts a number of highly regarded and well performing further education institutions and the pupils will find out the fruits of their labour this Thursday as national exam results are released.

Two years of blood, sweat and tears will have gone into endless hours of coursework and revision so now it’s time to kick back, relax and celebrate – no matter what the envelope holds.

Stay Overnight in Liverpool’s Best Group Accommodation

If a few drinks and fancy bar isn’t quite enough to satisfy your party needs and close the chapter on what might be the end of your educational career, then why not book a stay in one of The Shankly Hotel’s luxury party suites?

Especially for A Level results day on 17th August, The Shankly hotel has launched an exclusive offer for one night only.

Stay overnight in a premium and luxurious party room at The Shankly Hotel and wave goodbye to any A Level worries. With amazing group accommodation in the heart of Liverpool, it’s the perfect place to begin the next stage of your journey.

Upon arrival to your room, you and your guests will be welcomed by chilled beers or prosecco on ice – the perfect way to get the party started.

With a jacuzzi bath in a gorgeous fitted bathroom, you can finally relax the way you deserve to after months of stress and pressure.

With a minimum of four people, this incredible, once in a lifetime offer is only £25 per person. If you and your course mates are looking for last minute arrangements for the big night look no further than a stay at The Shankly Hotel.

Dine in Style at The Bastion

While an overnight stay in Liverpool’s best group party room is fantastic and the best way to celebrate (or commiserate) your A Levels, you’re going to need a hearty meal to prepare for the main event.

Luckily, The Shankly Hotel is home to The Bastion Bar & Restaurant. The unique eatery treats diners to an experience of immersion in the life of Bill Shankly, but don’t worry if you’re not a football fan.

Our expert chefs have whipped up a fantastic menu of hearty meals and spectacular food, and our incredible mixologists can craft signature cocktails or advise on the best wine or prosecco we have.

Take a look at The Bastion Restaurant menu and prepare your stomach for a feast fit for a king.

Don’t Miss Out!

Our A Level results night offer is getting booked up fast, call us today on 0151 305 3742 to take advantage of the best A Level celebrations offer in the whole of Liverpool. Keep an eye on our Facebook for all the latest offers and events at The Shankly Hotel. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Weddings at The Shankly: Stunning Photography by Matthew Rycraft

The Shankly Hotel is a premier location for weddings in Liverpool. With the beautiful Garden of Eden offering unrestricted views across the city, it is undeniably the ultimate rooftop wedding venue for that special day.

It only makes sense that such a stunning venue on such a special day needs to be captured forever and frozen in time for years of vibrant memories. That’s why it is so important to get the right photographer for the big day. So much effort goes into getting everything perfect, getting an eternal keepsake is an aspect of your wedding that cannot be overlooked or done by half.

At The Shankly Hotel, our weddings offer a different class of event and many of our happy couples are looking for the best of the best for all aspects of the ceremony.

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Finding the Best Photographer

Matthew Rycraft has shot many weddings in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel, guiding couples through their day and ensuring each photograph captures a special moment. The care and dedication that goes into every wedding shine through in the stunning photos that come out the other end.

When the Garden of Eden opened for weddings in 2016, Matt photographed the very first ceremony, beautifully capturing and showcasing the elegance of the unique venue.

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It’s an undeniable fact that the Merseyside based photographer has set the standard for architectural wedding photography in the area. It’s clear from his breath-taking portfolio that having an expert eye for a dramatic and inspiring shot can be the difference between a good photo and a great photo.

The passion that emulates through the photos helps to make Matthew’s photos the benchmark for wedding photography not only at The Shankly Hotel but at our sister hotel, 30 James Street. His wedding photography really helps to enhance the already stunning features of both iconic buildings, with the entrance archways and the staircase at the former home of White Star Line headquarters being particularly favourite locations of his.

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It’s these great aspects and years of experience that has led to a firm and reliable relationship with the wedding teams at both hotels. This connection and rapport really help to bring a wedding together, ensuring the day runs smoothly and the bride gets the images that she will cherish for a lifetime.

Making decisions in partnership with the wedding team is the key to making the day perfect, running smoothly and in the best interest of the happy couple. Matt helps to capture the perfect moment in time, using years of experience and a well-established, tried and tested style that incorporate a vision of drama, the classic and the natural.

The Perfect Heavenly Venue

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It’s not hard to show the Garden of Eden or Baby Eden in a good light, the venues are beautiful and a destination within themselves, but Matthew manages to bring out the best in our stunning event backdrops and somehow makes them look even more gorgeous than they already are.

It’s not just the beautiful event space that makes The Shankly Hotel the perfect place for your dream day. The city centre hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in Liverpool, minutes walk from the thriving centre of Liverpool and designed with utter luxury in mind, your wedding guests can enjoy unique suites and luxurious furnishings and fittings.

There’s even a bridal suite that is guaranteed to take your breath away. With a private snug area, double shower and in-room jacuzzi bath, the bridal suite is definitely somewhere that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Being one of the most popular photographers at our hotels, Matthew Rycraft’s diary gets full months in advance. Visit his site to enquire about availability and don’t miss out on your very own wedding photography experience, with complete care from start to finish. Make sure you check out his Twitter for the latest updates or browse the Instagram for wedding inspiration.

If you want to plan your wedding at The Shankyl Hotel and have an incredible and memorable day, email our coordinators at weddings@shanklyhotel.com or call 0151 541 9999 and select option 2 then option 5.

Catch All The Action From The Champions League at The Shankly

This Tuesday, Liverpool Football Club are set to return to the elite to take on Bundesliga opponents Hoffenheim for a place in the Champions League Group stages.

The Shankly Hotel are honoured to announce that the Bastion Bar and Restaurant will be screening both legs of the contest and offering exclusive offers to all fans.

Arguably the toughest draw available for Klopp’s side, the match promises to be a brilliant contest.

With the first leg kicking off at 19:45 in Germany on Tuesday 15th August and the second leg at Anfield on Wednesday 23rd August at 19:45, we can’t wait to see the Reds in action.

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Watch the Match With Us

If you’d like to ultimate match time experience, the Shankly Hotel are offering an exclusive deal for those watching the game in the Bastion.

For just £50 per person you will get:

  • Access to our private dining room area where the match will be shown on large screen TV’s
  • Your own private bar
  • All inclusive food served from 7pm
  • All inclusive drinks served from arrival through to post game including draught beer, soft drinks and selected wines
  • Discounted rates on selected spirits and mixers

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We are now taking bookings for both games with our unbeatable exclusive offer for Europe’s Premier Competition.

Who Are Hoffenheim?

Sure to be a tough contest for the Reds, Hoffenheim finished fourth in the Bundesliga last season, two points off Borussia Dortmund in third and five points adrift of runners up RB Leipzig.

Their coach, Julian Nagelsmann, is also the youngest Bundesliga head coach in the league’s history and was linked to succeeding Arsene Wenger when the Frenchman’s future at Arsenal looked uncertain last season.

Roberto Firmino’s former team, Hoffenheim will be a challenge for Liverpool, however the past week has seen the preparation for this season focused on Germany – Liverpool emphatically defeated both Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich.

So, we’re feeling hopeful.

The Best Place To Catch The Action

Recently voted the best sporting city in the UK, Liverpool has a long history with football and the Shankly Hotel are proud to be a part of it.

A self-confessed mini museum to the great player and manager, Bill Shankly, the hotel offers its guests an incomparable insight into his fascinating career and life.

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The admiration for Bill Shankly is shared between all true football fans and taking a walk around the Bill Shankly museum in The Shankly is truly unforgettable.

Our magnificent restaurant, The Bastion, recognises the importance of football and its place in the DNA of the hotel. With large screen TVs and all the sporting channels, it’s the perfect place to watch the Champions League match. Indulge in a delicious pre-match burger as you prepare to watch Liverpool kick off.

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Why not book an overnight stay and have the ultimate football celebration for the important match, The Shankly are here to make your experience the best it could be.

To book, call one of our friendly team on 0151 541 9999 and select Shankly then Bastion.

We only have limited numbers available for this fantastic Champions League deal, so book now to avoid disappointment. 

The Shankly Hotel’s Guide to What’s On in August

Summer’s not over yet and Liverpool is treating us to lots of fun events and exciting experiences to help us see off the summer in style. We’ve rounded up the best of the best to make sure you have the best August possible in 2017.

The Biggest Fattest Football Quiz

When: 2nd August

Where: Camp and Furnace

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Camp and Furnace’s legendary themed quiz takes on a football frenzy this August, with the ultimate quiz on the beautiful game. The quiz features rounds of football general knowledge, audio questions, visual quizzing and even music rounds! There are also bonus questions for those all important extra points. With a grand prize of £150 for the winning team, the competition is fierce and you’ll have to get your head down to come out on top amongst the football aficionados.

Football kits and top banter are encouraged, so gather a maximum of eight friends to form your team and head to Camp and Furnace for 8 pm to begin the best football quiz in  Liverpool. Buy your ticket before it’s too late and don’t miss out!

Hope and Glory Festival

When: 5th – 6th August

Where: St George’s Quarter

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Hope and Glory festival will take over St George’s Square for the first time this year for a weekend of live music and unforgettable entertainment. There are some big names set to perform over the course of the weekend, including The Fratellis, Razorlight and Charlotte Church.

the festival is aiming for a carnival atmosphere, with crafts, workshops and comedy all coming together to provide a spectacular weekend. The main stage is the place to be for all the best music, but there are equally interesting acts performing on the Wonders of The age Stage and the Pop Up Stage.

Let’s not forget the delectable tastes that will be provided by local food vendors, as well as a gin palace and other pop up bars within the festival area.

It’s going to be an amazing festival in the heart of the city so make sure you don’t miss out!

Summer Football on the Dock

When: Until 11th August

Where: Albert Dock

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The artificial football pitch opened earlier in the year but the special event finishes this month so get yourself down there before it’s too late! There’s no need to book and it is the perfect day out for any football mad family.

Lovers of the beautiful game will be able to get involved with free coaching sessions and demonstrations from a disability football team. Everton Ladies will also be appearing to inspire and engage young girls with a passion for football, nurturing and encouraging their talent.

The football pitch is open to everyone, so whether you’re a red or a blue or a different colour altogether, get down to Albert Dock for the ultimate family football fun.

Premier League Returns to Liverpool

When: 19th August & 27th August

Where: Anfield Stadium

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It’s that time of year again where football madness descends on the city. Liverpool is a sporting city at its heart with two of the greatest teams calling our beautiful city home. the Premier League returns in August to kick start the season and get everyone ready for an incredible few months of football. Liverpool’s first home game sees them face Crystal Palace on 19th August at 3 pm in a bid to get an early start on their position in the table.

Anfield gets to experience a second game this month as strong contender Arsenal makes the trip to Merseyside to face the reds. Catch the action at 4 pm on 27th August,

When: 12th August

Where: Goodison Park

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The blues will face their first Premier League rival, Stoke City, for a 3 pm kick off at Goodison Park. Everton will undoubtedly want to climb the table to improve on their respectable position of 7th last season. Clawing their way above their Merseyside rivals who finished 4th.

If you don’t manage to get tickets to see the games at the stadium, The Bastion Bar and Restaurant at The Shankly Hotel will be showing all Merseyside games live on the big screens.

Liverpool Prosecco Festival

When: 27th August

Where: Camp and Furnace

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Camp and Furnace is the place to be this August with another incredible event. The Bank Holiday weekend is the best time to load up on prosecco and get your live music fill.

The ultimate celebration for prosecco lovers will feature tastings and masterclasses aplenty, with some of the best producers from across the Northern Italy bringing their best prosecco for the people of Liverpool to try.

The price of the tickets will get you five free glasses of prosecco and four hours to guzzle as much prosecco as you can handle.

There are so many amazing events on in Liverpool throughout August, it would be impossible to see and do everything in one day! Book a stay at The Shankly Hotel and take your time to see the best of Liverpool in August.

We’ve got suites suitable for everyone, whether you’re in Liverpool for the football or experiencing the culture The Shankly Hotel can help to make your stay perfect.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to make sure you don’t miss out on an amazing stay at The Shankly Hotel this August.

A Magical Summer Wedding at The Garden of Eden

Plan a spectacular summer wedding at the Garden of Eden, set within the famous Shankly Hotel.

What could be better than celebrating the sun by hosting the biggest celebration of your life, at one of the most stunning wedding venues in Liverpool.

The Garden of Eden is a truly unique venue that is sure to make your wedding unforgettable, from beautiful interiors, to a stunning rooftop terrace area, your summer wedding will be unforgettable.

Your wedding day is the most precious day of all so it’s important the venue is the perfect match.

An Amazing Backdrop

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The Garden of Eden is a spectacular venue and a perfect host to your big day.

Located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, enjoy this unique rooftop venue surrounded by your closest friends and family for a celebration you will never forget.

Unlike any other wedding venue, it boasts breath-taking views of Liverpool’s spectacular skyline, an outdoor terrace, two private bars and luxury on-site accommodation for the happy couple and the wedding party.

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Housed in a glass box, you’ll have unrestricted views of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks, including the Three Graces, Pier Head and, of course, the Liver Building.

The Garden of Eden offers a diversity of space which can be individually adapted to your needs. Accommodating a minimum of 80 guests in the day and 120 guests in the evening, the Garden of Eden is the perfect venue for large summer wedding celebrations.

The Perfect Place to Rest Your Head

The Shankly Hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in Liverpool and the most magical venue to host your dream wedding.

Located on Victoria Street in the heart of Liverpool city centre, wedding guests are within close proximity of the amazing nightlife, shopping and cultural districts.

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Each suite within our beautiful hotel has been designed and decorated with luxury and comfort in mind, from the unique furnishings to the exquisite amenities, we are dedicated to giving our guests a stay they’ll never forget.

The spectacular Bridal Suite is the perfect place to rest your head after the excitement of your wedding day. Designed with newlyweds in mind, this amazing rooms offers lucky couples an opulent king sized bed with luxurious furnishings, a large in-room Jacuzzi bath, a private snug and a double shower.

Enjoy an indulgent in-room bath overlooking St George’s Hall and a hidden hideaway for the most romantic start to married life.

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Wedding guests are also not forgotten as you can receive discounts on rooms booked during your magical celebration. With suites sleeping 2 to 24 guests, the party never has to stop.

It is sure to be the most spectacular summer wedding imaginable.

Why Choose Eden?

Take the stress out of your wedding day by letting our dedicated team at The Shankly Hotel lend a helping hand.

Drawing on years of experience, our devoted and passionate wedding planners will be there every step of the way to help you create the summer wedding of your dreams.

Every couple is different which is why our dedicated and highly experienced wedding planners will be there to help you plan the most incredible wedding, personalised to you.

They will ensure that your big day is nothing short of amazing, offering services such as wedding transportation, evening entertainment, catering, wedding cakes, flowers and much more.

We pride ourselves on being at the very top when it comes to wedding planning; you’ll always get the best advice from us.

So, to book a consultation, view the venue or start planning your big day, choose a summer that suites you and let’s get to work!

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our wedding coordinators who will be happy to ensure your dreams come true.